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Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Belgian Sour: Strawberry Blonde
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Our complex, Belgian-style ‘wild beers’ are aged for several months or even years in our oak barrels. Each barrel contains a different base beer (with distinct color, flavor, body, alcohol, malt and hop character) which undergoes spontaneous and prolonged fermentation with wild critters including Brettanomyces, which is a non-spore forming genus of yeast which lives on the skins of fruit in the wild. The genus name Dekkera is used interchangeably with Brettanomyces and was discovered at the Carlsberg brewery in 1904 by N. Hjelte Claussen, who was investigating it as a cause of spoilage in English ales but which is appreciated and encouraged in certain traditional Belgian-style ales.

BARREL #6: Strawberry Blonde


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2012

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Hazy matt medium orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy, tart, sour strawberry, strawberry, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, strawberry, baking yeast notes. Lovely beer ;-) Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120812]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Bottled@chriso. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sour wood, some tartness and mild fruity notes. Flavour is sour/tart wood, mild strawberries and quite mouthdrying. Very pleasant and tart notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2010
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of horseblanket, vinegar, urine, vanilla, and strawberries. Flavor of tart lemon, grapefruit, vinegar, yogurt, strawberries, and brett.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10808) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
A: The beer pours a pale yellow color with a finger of white head. S: Unlike some other strawberry beers, the fruit actually comes through on this one. Nicely tart with lots of berries and a hint of vinegar. There’s a light grassy funk with some lemon peel and a touch of oak. T: Quite woody with plenty of strawberry and lemon flavors. A touch of vinegar to go with the lactic acidity. Mild earthy funk, mostly grass and straw, with a light mustiness. M: Fairly light bodied with medium to high carbonation. O: Really a nice beer. I was impressed by the amount of strawberry and the tartness was excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pour at WTF poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of strawberry, straw and light barnyard funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of straw, strawberry and light funk with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering strawberry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9055) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Mostly yellow pour, white head. Aroma of strawberries, cranberry, cherry. Flavor is sour, vinegar, oak, strawberries. Not overly sour, but really delicious. From what I was told, much better than last years version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Sampled on draft at GTMW 2011. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a thin head. Aroma of tart citrus, strawberry and a hint of must. The taste is tart berries, citrus. Very tart. Medium bodied. Quite refreshing. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On tap at GABF. Pours with a hazed golden hue and a white head that lasts. Aromas are fruity, estery, jammy, sour, funk, toasty, some acid, brett, floral. Flavors are slightly sweet strawberry, fruity, funk, and acidic. Lively bubbles dry. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7561) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft (@IndySourFest - Sour Strawberry Barrel #14 aging since 9/21/2012). Musty strawberry and lemon malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Slightly sweet but mainly tart strawberry and lemon malt flavor. Light vinegar finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Strawberries always blend nicely with the funk, seemed a bit oxidized but i worked with the berry flavor.


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